One of Hollywood’s finest directors, George Cukor, was on absolute top form with this adaptation of Clare Boothe Luce’s caustic play of the same name. Starring 130 women, with n’er a man in sight, headed by Joan Crawford and Norma Shearer, two women at loggerheads over a man in a torrent of biting dialogue so sharp it will make your ears bleed. Ignored by the Academy, possibly due to its intimation of lesbianism and the unheard of before all female cast, The Women is a landmark film in feminist cinema. Following the screening afternoon tea, sandwiches and cakes will be served in the Arena bar complete with table service. Now, “Get me a bromide and put some gin in it”.
Sun 16 Sep 2pm at mac, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham B12 9QH £20 macbirmingham.co.uk
Published on: Tue 10 Jul 2018